CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION CLASS
Join other expectant mothers and couples in an efficient 4 hour childbirth primer designed for busy New Yorkers. Our goal is to empower you to feel confident and prepared for labor, birth & beyond. We will answer questions such as “How will I know I’m in labor?” and “How can I support my partner during birth?” as well as cover a range of topics including:
· Labor & Birth Physiology
· Signs & Stages of Labor
· Understanding Medical Support including Interventions and Induction
· Reframing Pain in Birth – Comfort Techniques & Pain Medications
· Adjusting to the Postpartum Period
· Breastfeeding Basics
Classes are taught by Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educators Anne Ramos & Rachel Bale, and are offered on various Saturdays from 9am – 1pm and Thursdays from 6pm – 10pm. Cost is $300 per couple. Please contact our Appointment Staff to schedule your class.
Support groups offer the opportunity to validate one’s experiences; women can share strategies for coping and provide encouragement to one another; talking to other women with similar experiences can be extremely helpful in understanding one’s own feelings; building a community for support and friendship.
In our groups, we are able to mother the mother. These groups can be a much-needed place to de-stress and find a community that understands your experiences. Postpartum groups also provide us the opportunity to assess and monitor the well-bring of our members.
Available groups include, but may not be limited to:
Coping with Loss group, New Moms support group, Breastfeeding Sucks support group, Working Moms group and Pregnancy support group.
To find out more about groups, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sequenom Center for Molecular Medicine
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Organization of Teratology Information Specialists
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology
American Cancer Society